TODAY — Pictured: Carrie Underwood on Thursday, September 14, 2023 — (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC via Getty Images)

Carrie Underwood is weighing in on the ongoing debate about what is and isn’t country that recently got a new kick-in-the-pants when Beyoncé released her country-inspired album, Cowboy Carter.

Carrie told Yahoo Entertainment, “One of the great things about country music, and this is true for music in general, is that every genre has really just broadened itself. If you like things that are more traditional, you can find those. If you like things that seem more pop, you can find that. If you like things that can cross over into other genres, you can find something that you love — and it’s all part of the same family. I always welcome that.”

She also said, “I love that people like Post Malone and Beyoncé and Jelly Roll, and people like that are artists first and foremost. They kind of weave in and out of different genres of music, and I think that’s really cool.”

This seems to suit Carrie, who says she grew up listening to all genres of music. “Growing up, I mean, I still listen to everything. I love music in general and if it’s a good song, if it’s good, it’s good no matter what genre it fits into.”